Evergreen Singers perform "Evergreen: Then and Dao" March 13

OLYMPIA - The Evergreen Singers will present a free public concert Sunday, March 13 featuring the world-premiere of "Songs from the Dao De Jing" by Linda Waterfall, and the 1973 piece "Cloud Cuckoo U." composed by satirist, composer and Evergreen's first librarian, Malcolm Stilson.

The concert takes place in the campus Recital Hall in the Communications Building at 4 p.m.

Contractor selected for Evans library project; work set to begin soon

Lakewood contractor awarded $12.7 million contract

The board of trustees of The Evergreen State College has awarded a construction contract for the Daniel J. Evans Library modernization project to Pease Construction, Inc. from Lakewood, WA. Pease and their subcontractors will arrive on campus prior to March 1, and work on the sixteen-month project is expected to begin on that date.

The $21 million project includes the library, computer, photo, and media areas and other spaces of the building.

Synergy: fourth annual Sustainable Living Conference slated for Feb. 9-12

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The Synergy conference integrates varied themes:

The fourth annual Synergy Conference comes to The Evergreen State College campus in early February, and organizers say it will integrate themes of agriculture, culture and the arts, design, ecology and environmental ethics, social justice, spiritual and physical health and more.

Evergreen named as one of top 25 schools in nation for Peace Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Evergreen State College has been named to the list of "Top Producing Colleges and Universities" for the Peace Corps.

Evergreen was listed as 21st in the nation among small colleges and universities for alumni involvement in the Peace Corps. The small college and university category includes four-year schools with enrollments under 5,000.

The designation comes as 18 Evergreen graduates are currently serving the citizens of the developing world in the Peace Corps.

Daniel J. Evans Chair to speak Jan. 31

Who: Daniel J. Evans Chair in Liberal Arts, Betsy Damon
What: Lecture: "Keepers of the Waters: Art, Science and Citizen Collaboration for Water Quality"
When: Monday, Jan. 31, 2005
Where: The Evergreen State College, Olympia - Communications Building Recital Hall
Parking: $1.25

South Asia earthquake and tsunami relief, education event

The Evergreen State College will hold a one hour video presentation of “The Next Wave: Science of Tsunamis” with an introduction by Dr. Paul Butler, an Evergreen geology professor. Butler will also host a question and answer session after the film. The event takes place in Lecture Hall 1 on the Evergreen campus at 1:00 p.m. Wed., Jan 12.

Evergreen moves forward with Parkway project; design selected

Thomas L. “Les” Purce, president of The Evergreen State College, has announced his approval of a design for the Evergreen Parkway project.

The selected design will reduce the Parkway to one lane in each direction, add a roundabout at the McCann Plaza intersection, make improvements at the other intersections and enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to the roadway. The project now goes to the final design phase.

“This design does the best job of meeting the goals of the project,” Purce said.

Evergreen faculty members honored with achievement awards

The Thurston Council on Cultural Diversity and Human Rights honored Evergreen faculty members Carol Minugh and José Gómez Monday, Dec. 14. The two faculty members both received the unique achievement award from the council for their work in the community.

Seminar II café opens, new food service director named

The Seminar II café opened Wednesday, January 18, with a grand opening set for Monday, Jan. 24. The hours of operation for the new café are Monday thru Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Campus information forum on Evergreen Parkway set for Dec. 10

All members of the Evergreen community are invited to attend an information and discussion forum on the Evergreen Parkway project, scheduled for construction next year.  This project to enhance the safety of the parkway, improve access for pedestrians and bicycles, and address the deteriorating roadway condition is currently in the design phase.

For a comprehensive look at the project goals and design options, please attend the campus forum on Friday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at B1107 in Seminar II.